The ''Times Herald-Record'', often referred to as ''The Record'' or ''Middletown Record'' in its coverage area, is a daily newspaper published in Middletown, New York, covering the northwest suburbs of New York City. It covers Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties in New York; Pike County in Pennsylvania; and Sussex County in New Jersey. It is published in a tabloid format.
The newspaper's news-gathering operations are largely decentralized, the result of its large geographic reach. Its news staff reports from three bureaus:
* Middletown, covering Orange and Pike (Pa.) counties
* Kingston, covering Ulster County
* Monticello, covering Sullivan County
It came into being in the late 1950s when Middletown's two papers merged. It is owned by Local Media Group.
A newspaper has been in existence in some form in the city of Middletown since 1851. The ''Times Herald'' was the result of a 1927 merger of the ''Times-Press'', a merger of the old Middletown ''(Whig) Press'' of the 1850s and the ''Daily Times'', founded in 1891, and the ''Daily Herald'', founded in 1918, but also going back to the 1850s. The ''Times Herald'' had the Middletown market to itself from 1927 until 1956, when Jacob M. Kaplan started publishing the ''Middletown Daily Record'', the first daily U.S. newspaper to use cold type, from a garage on North Street. The new paper grew to a daily circulation of 19,000 within three years but lost a lot of money in the process.
In November 1959, James H. Ottaway Sr., the founder of Ottaway Newspapers Inc., bought the ''Times-Herald'' and the ''Port Jervis Union-Gazette'' from Ralph Ingersoll, who had owned the papers since 1951. ''The Gazette'', serving Port Jervis and surrounding communities, still exists as a weekly newspaper published by the ''Times Herald-Record''. A few months later, in April 1960, Kaplan sold his ''Daily Record'' to Ottaway.〔 Ottaway tried to convert the paper to a broadsheet, but restored the original format after three months. In October 1960 the two papers were merged into their current form. ''The Sunday Record'' began in 1969, shortly after Ottaway itself was acquired by Dow Jones. In 2007, when News Corp. bought Dow Jones, the newspaper again changed hands.
''The Record'' was often an innovator in newspaper publishing and was one of the first to print color. The newspaper underwent a significant redesign and page cut-down in 2007. At that time, ''The Sunday Record'' was given the standard ''Times Herald-Record'' nameplate. In 2008, the newspaper's Web site, recordonline.com, underwent a complementary redesign. The in-print and online redesigns were launched to coincide with bolstered local and business news coverage.
''The Record'' is the newspaper covering Bethel, New York, where the Woodstock Festival was held in 1969. It can be seen in both the 1970 documentary and 2009's ''Taking Woodstock''.
On September 4, 2013, News Corp announced that it would sell the Dow Jones Local Media Group to Newcastle Investment Corp.—an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group, for $87 million. The newspapers will be operated by GateHouse Media, a newspaper group owned by Fortress. News Corp. CEO and former ''Wall Street Journal'' editor Robert James Thomson indicated that the newspapers were "not strategically consistent with the emerging portfolio" of the company. GateHouse in turn filed prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy on September 27, 2013, to restructure its debt obligations in order to accommodate the acquisition.
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